Michelle’s Full-Face Dermal Fillers Treatment | Wedding Day Prep, Part 2 of 2

Michelle and her husband

In my Bay Area practice, I see quite a few brides coming in who want to look their best on their special day. I’ve found that one of two motivations usually brings them in.

  1. The wedding serves as an impetus to finally address a trait or feature that has bothered them, and they want help correcting that. Oftentimes it’s a bump on the nose, like we saw with Eileen in part 1 of our wedding series, or dark circles or puffiness under the eyes.
  2. They are planning a once-in-a-lifetime event where all eyes will be on them, and they feel like this is the time to go ahead and “splurge” or invest in themselves.

Michelle is an example of both. She came in seeking a fix for the circles beneath her eyes but was open to doing a little more so that she could look absolutely stunning on her big day. Ultimately we determined—as is the case with most of our patients—she’d be much happier with a Full-Face Treatment.

michelle\'s wedding photo

When I say “Full-Face Treatment”, I’m not talking about surgery—you’re busy enough as it is. Instead, I’m referring to my Illumination 360° treatment process, in which I use dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and neuromodulators such as BOTOX® Cosmetic here in my San Francisco Bay Area office to correct imbalances and imperfections and highlight your best features so you look amazing from every angle, in any light. Illumination 360° is appropriate for both male and female patients. Brides, grooms, parents, and the wedding party can all benefit from my Illumination 360° treatment process. We see a lot of patients who are interested in preparing for special events.

How did the Full-Face Treatment go for Michelle?

michelle childhood photo

Under eyes: Michelle came to me primarily concerned by dark circles under her eyes, which she’s had since she was a kid. Shadows tend to appear beneath the eyes as the result of natural bone structure and volume loss, especially in brightly lit situations. Although discoloration can be remedied with makeup, concealer won’t do much for shadows. I used Restylane® to fill in her tear troughs, creating dimension and reducing dark shadows.

michelle\'s eyes before and after

Nose: Your nose is key to your profile, and it’s a feature you can’t really adjust with makeup alone. In Michelle’s case, I used fillers to decrease her bump, straighten her profile, and refine the nasal tip, helping her feel confident at every angle.

michelle\'s nose profile before and after

Lips: To give Michelle ultra-kissable lips, I used a little filler to enhance both her upper and lower lip, creating a result that is pretty, but natural.

michelle\'s lips before and after

Contouring: You can see in photos that Michelle’s neck and jawline look nice and elegant with her newly contoured chin. I also used JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® to bring up her cheekbones and give her bone structure natural highlights.

michelle\'s chin before and after

I also used BOTOX and Dysport® to refresh her brow and forehead area.

Michelle before and after full face dermal fillers

When is the best time to get dermal fillers before a wedding?

Timing her treatment perfectly played a major role in her beautiful results. Michelle had her first treatment 2 months before her wedding. A month later, she came in for her second treatment to refine her initial results. By planning ahead and giving herself plenty of time between appointments, she was able to look absolutely amazing on her big day—as you can see in this video.

The key to an amazing outcome was to keep her treatment subtle. I wanted to showcase her natural beauty. She looks vibrant, not “different” or obviously altered, but picture-perfect for her big day.

Illumination 360° is appropriate for anyone preparing for a special event, even if you’re not the one at the altar. Contact my office online today or call (415) 445-9513 to discover exactly how good you can look.

Michelle and her husband toasting sunset on the beach

Dr. David Mabrie

Dr. David Mabrie

Facial Plastic Surgeon & Founder of Mabrie Facial Institute Dr. David Mabrie is a recognized leader, innovator, and educator in the use of dermal fillers for facial sculpting and has dedicated his practice entirely to facial rejuvenation with injectables. Years of experience led Dr. Mabrie to pioneer the Illumination 360° approach, just one of the ways Dr. Mabrie brings life to his practice’s mantra: “your face, perfected.”

2 Responses to Michelle’s Full-Face Dermal Fillers Treatment | Wedding Day Prep, Part 2 of 2

  • Georgia Handleman says:

    Her results are beautiful and incredibly subtle. Are you able to reveal how much she spent between the two sessions? Thank you!

    • Susan Cole says:

      @Georgia – thank you for checking-out our blog and the compliments. We strive for beautiful, subtle, soft results. Michelle (our Bride) had Full Face treatment using our Illumination 360 approach. That means we’ll use as many syringes as needed to help you achieve Your Perfect Face. Illumination 360 Full Face Treatment is $6,200. I hope that helps.

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